Degrees and Certifications:
Degree: Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University Certifications: Texas Teaching Certification: Early Childhood – 8th grade Generalist
Mrs. Tacy Howe
Third Grade Teacher
Welcome to 3rd grade! My name is Mrs. Howe. I’m so happy to be your 3rd grade teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. This will be my 8th year of teaching. I taught in Richardson ISD, Plano ISD and worked as a Curriculum Director and Executive Director for the Primrose Schools. This is my 2nd year teaching at Shepard and I am excited to be back!
I live here in Plano, Texas with my husband, son and daughter and one black Labrador. I enjoy going out to eat and trying out new locations around the Dallas area. I love to travel and visit places I’ve never been. When it’s time to relax I love to cozy up to a good movie and popcorn.
Mrs. Howe's Class Schedule
7:00 am - 7:30 am Early Morning Drop-Off. During this time, students will be either in the gym or in the cafeteria for breakfast until the 7:30 am bell rings.
7:30 am - 7:40 am Children arrive in their classrooms to unpack and do morning activities
7:40 am - 8:00 am Pledge, Moment of Silence, Announcement/ Patriot News, and Morning Meeting
8:00 am - 8:55 am Math
8:55 am - 9:45 am Specials
9:45 am - 10:00 am Read Aloud, Snack, and Restroom Break
10:00 am - 10:30 am Math Rotations
10:30 am - 11:00 am Intervention and Enrichment
11:00 am - 11:30 am Recess
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Lunch
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Science
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm Social Studies
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm English Language Arts
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Packing up and End of Day Dismissal Routines
Tuesdays 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Mondays 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesdays 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesdays 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
You may contact me on my classroom phone or email at any time and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.
My conference time is 9:00 am - 9:45 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Third Grade Information
Please see our Third Grade Department page for more Third Grade information.
Special Announcements for Mrs. Howe's Class
- For breakfast, kids who come in at 7:35 or later are sent to class with their trays to finish in the classroom. Anyone who comes in before that eats in the cafeteria and leaves at 7:40 to go to class. Those kids are not allowed to leave with breakfast items. Breakfast opens at 7:00. If your student plans on eating breakfast at school, please allow them enough time to get their breakfast and eat it in order to be in class on time at 7:40 ready to learn.
October 1 - 6: Fall Book Fair Click for More
October 4: Shepard Spirit Night @ McAlister’s Deli Click for More
October 6: Art Night Click for More
October 7: Science Unit 2 Assessment (Physical Properties)
October 10 - 11: Student/Teacher Holiday
October 11: Student Holiday/ Patent-Teacher Conferences
October 14: Pride Rally Click for Schedule
October 14: Social Studies Unit 2 Assessment (Communities, Past and Present)
October 14: Red Ribbon Assembly Click for More
October 21: 3rd Grade Field Trip - Heard Museum Click for More
October 24 - 28: Red Ribbon Week Click for More
November 4: Shepard Fall Party and Color Run Click for More
November 10: 3rd Grade Musical Click for More
November 21 - 25: Thanksgiving Break
November 30 - December 2: 5th Grade Camp Click for More
December 1 - December 2: 1st & 3rd Grade Hearing & Vision Screening
December 8: Shepard Bedtime Story Night Click for More
December 12: Shepard 4th & 5th Grade Winter Choir Concert Click for More
December 15: Winter Parties Click for More
December 16: Pride Rally Click for Schedule
December 16: Shepard Holiday Sing Along Click for More
December 17 - January 3: Winter Break - We will see everyone back on January 4th!
- Parmesan Crisps
- Cheese Puffs
Favorite School Drinks
- Pink Drink
- Iced Vanilla Latte
- Cherry Limeade
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- Taking pictures
Birthday (Month and Day)
- March 22nd
Aversions and Allergies